FORGING AHEAD IS A BRAND NEW LOOK AT THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF TOOLEY’S BOATYARD IN BANBURY.

This unique, working yard has been in existence since the arrival of the Oxford Canal in the North Oxfordshire market town in 1778. Matthew Armitage has been the director of the site for the past sixteen years. His very personal account of the yard’s past is brought right up to date with a distinctive insight into how age old practices still prevail and thrive to this day. With a wealth of photographs, articles, illustrations and anecdotes about the Tooleys themselves, Matthew’s insight into this much loved jewel in Banbury’s crown will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in the history of the canals and inland waterways.

All the money from the sale of this book will support the boatyard and its projects.

“I’m very impressed – its how it was” – John Plester blacksmith’s son

“splendid and beautifully illustrated” – Banbury Guardian

One book for £11.99

2 books for £20